November 9th, 2017

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I'm Baaaack!!

Hey, everyone! Don't hate me! I know I checked out for a long time there; after the fire and all, I just couldn't do it for a while, and then, as my life got back together, I got busy with school and all. I was still around on Goodreads and Facebook and such but, to be honest, revisiting this blog depressed me, since it was a reminder of all that we lost.

But, I'm back now, and am going to try to get back into book reviewing and such, as well as just sharing my random thoughts and all. I think I'll be keeping a secondary blog elsewhere, since there are some elements of this site I don't love, but I'm too emotionally attached to this blog not to keep it running as well, so, no worries there.

phantom, music of the night, andrew lloyd webber

Where to Restart; a.k.a. "How Do I Move Forward From Here?"

Alright, looking back at it, this really is a total mess. There's no point even trying to import stuff here that I posted reviews for elsewhere in the meantime, so I'm going to start anew, with a particular focus on whatever new releases and such I read, as well as whatever things I randomly come across that seem to warrant a review. I know I still have readers checking in on this blog, since I got a bunch of your messages (thank you, by the way — all the well wishes are very much appreciated), and I hope you aren't disappointed by this decision. If you really want to catch up on my Goodreads or Facebook reviews, drop me a line. Otherwise, I will post an update once I have one to offer.

In other news, yes, I did graduate college since you last heard from me - summa cum laude! Yay! Actually, I finished with two B.A.s and three Associate's degrees, on my way to law school. We went through a lot of emotional breakdowns and such following the fire, and there was a very long period on my part of a more-than-fulltime course schedule paired with demanding work schedules, but it all proved worth it in the end. And, we're mostly okay now. We lost our dog some time back — the same one I pulled out of the fire that night, so, that was a big blow all over again. Then, major health scares and all that made for an interesting time away from you all.

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